Money in Politics

The Role of Fundraising in Democratic Primaries

November 19, 2020 CallTime.AI Season 2 Episode 14
Money in Politics
The Role of Fundraising in Democratic Primaries
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Money in Politics
The Role of Fundraising in Democratic Primaries
Nov 19, 2020 Season 2 Episode 14
CallTime.AI

Richard DeShay Elliott is the elections analyst at PrimaryCast, a new project that looks at past trends and current election cycle data- such as fundraising figures- to make predictions about Democratic primaries in every state. PrimaryCast forecasts the overall competitiveness of the races, the vote shares, and ultimately, the outcomes, and was more successful in 2020 at predicting outcomes than most opinion polling. Richard joins the Money in Politics podcast to share more about this undertaking and what the data, and his research, suggest about the role of fundraising and spending in Democratic primaries in upcoming cycles. 

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Richard DeShay Elliott is the elections analyst at PrimaryCast, a new project that looks at past trends and current election cycle data- such as fundraising figures- to make predictions about Democratic primaries in every state. PrimaryCast forecasts the overall competitiveness of the races, the vote shares, and ultimately, the outcomes, and was more successful in 2020 at predicting outcomes than most opinion polling. Richard joins the Money in Politics podcast to share more about this undertaking and what the data, and his research, suggest about the role of fundraising and spending in Democratic primaries in upcoming cycles.